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March 2022

    Join #BreakTheBias Twitter Storm on March 8

    In commemoration of International Women's Day and Women’s History Month, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) is hosting a Twitter Storm highlighting Indigenous women for their contributions to the movement in the efforts of securing protection, health, safety, and welfare for our Indigenous women and children. Join us on Twitter on March 8 at 10 a.m. MST and tweet using the hashtag #BreakTheBias. 


    Webinar: Effects of Climate Change on Gender-Based Violence and Indigenous Communities, April 6

    Rape, domestic violence, trafficking, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Several new studies clearly show that climate change plays a critical role in the increase of gender-based violence across our Earth Mother. Please join us on April 6, from 1-2:30 p.m. MST for this timely and critical webinar discussion with Faith Spotted Eagle as we prioritize the impact of the ensuing climate crisis and its interaction with gender-based violence. Register here.


    Register Now for 2022 National Week of Action for MMIW

    The National Partners Work Group on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) and the MMIW Family Advisors are organizing a National Week of Action (April 29-May 5, 2022) to call the nation and the world to action in honor of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Register for virtual events and explore resources at niwrc.org/mmiwnatlweek22. Organize actions in your communities on and around May 5, and post a photo of yourself wearing red and/or traditional attire with the MMIW ‘No More Stolen Sisters’ poster on social media using the hashtag #MMIWActionNow. Take action–enough is enough!


    NEW! Service as Ceremony: A Journey Toward Healing by UIHI

    This is the story of 24 direct-service providers who work in gender-based violence programs in urban and rural tribal communities across the United States. They have gifted the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) stories and experiences that provide a framework for serving Native survivors who primarily identify as Native cisgender women and youth of all genders and their families who experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, trafficking, or who are in connection to community members that have gone missing or were murdered. Read here


    NIWRC Statement on SCOTUS Oral Arguments in Denezpi v. United States

    On February 22, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments in Denezpi v. United States, a case involving a Navajo defendant who was prosecuted in the Courts of Indian Offenses (CFR Court) of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe for the sexual assault of a Native woman on Ute Tribal lands. Following his prosecution in the Ute Mountain Ute’s CFR Court, the Defendant was subsequently prosecuted in federal court. Read the full statement here


    Hiring Now: Grants Management Specialist, full-time (remote) 

    The Grants Management Specialist is responsible for managing duties pertaining to the application of grants and dispersing these funds to applicants. The Grants Management Specialist is also responsible for maintaining grant records, monitoring, and reporting on grant budgets, and ensuring compliance with organizational and Federal rules and regulations. Pay Range: $58,000 to $68,000 annually, depending upon experience. To apply, please complete and submit an employment application, a resume, cover letter, three professional references to Tang Cheam, IT Director, at careers@niwrc.org by March 18, 2022.


    How the Expansion of 5G Impacts Native DV Victims

    5G is here and many Americans are excited about faster internet speeds and the ability to be more connected than ever before. But the advantages of the new 5G connectivity won’t be felt as quickly — if at all — by those who live outside urban areas in rural and remote parts of the country, such as Native reservations. Read more here.

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